13
Oct
09

Rising from the East: A day to explore communities, culture and politics in London’s East End

Rising from the East
A day to explore communities, culture and politics in London’s East End
Sunday 15th November, Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 (Aldgate East tube)

Entrance £5 (£3 concs)

11.00 Registration

Session 1: Rebels with a cause:

11.30-12.10: East End Jewish anarchists before WW1 – lessons for the 21st century (Ben Gidley)

12.15-12.55: Minnie Lansbury, feminist, socialist and rebel Poplar Councillor (Janine Booth)

Lunch/Book signing by Bill Fishman, author of many books on East End history and a Cable Street veteran,

Session 2: The struggle for better lives

1.35-2.15: Self-help, solidarity and socialism: the Workers Circle (David Mazower)

2.20-3.00 Doctors and Politics in East London (John Eversley)

Break for refreshments

Session 3: Bengalis and the East End – a continuing story

3.15-3.55 The East India company and the silencing of East End histories (Georgie Wemyss)

4.00-4.40 Bengali politics in London’s East End
(Ansar Ahmed Ullah)

Organised by the Jewish Socialists’ Group www.jewishsocialist.org.uk

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